With the beta release of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite in New Zealand, some clarifying information has become available.
One such piece of information comes with allowing players to gain an understanding about how confoundables, also known as chaotic magic, work. Allow us to guide you through what chaotic magic is, how you can defeat it and what you earn in the process of doing so.
The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be to aid the Ministry of Magic in their cause.
What Is Chaotic Magic?
As you’re playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, your key task will be to look for foundables. These are items, creatures or beings who need to be returned to the wizarding world in order to avoid exposure. Confoundables, or chaotic magic, is the obstacle in your path to retrieving the foundable.
For example, if the foundable you’re seeking it the beloved Hagrid, you may find a confoundable in the form of a thick, sticky web trapping him in place. You’ll need to use your skills to remove this web so that Hagrid can safely return where he belongs.
Chaotic Magic Threat Levels
Different kinds of chaotic magic will create different threat levels. You’ll be able to see the threat level using a gauge on your screen. Essentially, the higher the threat level is, the greater the chances are that this specific confoundable will be able to expose the wizarding world to muggles.
In addition, you might find that higher threat levels are also more difficult to handle. For example, one might guess that something like a dragon would have a higher threat level while the webs sticking to Hagrid would have a very low level of threat.
Stopping The Confoundables
In most cases, you’ll need to use the spells you have on hand to do away with confoundable magic. Early in the game, you’ll likely be guided through the correct spell to use and how to use it, while it can be speculated that later you may need to choose the spell you need to use in a given situation.
In order to enact the spell, you’ll need to trace a specific pattern on the screen. Once you’ve followed the pattern correctly, the spell will be cast. One might also guess that lower threat confoundables may just need a single spell, while others may require a spell to be cast multiple times.
Rewards For Clearing Chaotic Magic
There are some rewards you can receive for returning foundables to where they belong. One of the most obvious is experience, which you’ll need to gain levels, learn more spells and become more adept at the game itself. In addition, you’ll be able to add the foundable to your collection in the registry.
As you fill up each page in the registry, you’ll gain points that accumulate to provide you with a special reward. There may also be times when you get items as you collect foundables, especially if they are more difficult one. More often, you’ll be able to gain special items from fortresses.
Overall, chaotic magic is what stands in your way. While it’s unclear where this chaotic magic comes from, it’s going to be up to you to defeat it and get the foundables to safety.